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Professor and student at the University of Ghana Nutrition Research and Training Center.

Whether we’re drilling down into metabolic disorders, learning more about the causes of diabetes, or gaining insight into risk factors for weight gain and obesity, Penn State’s world-class researchers in Nutritional Sciences are literally on the inside track when it comes to insight and discovery.

Led by a commitment to contribute real value to the industry-wide understanding of health promotion and disease prevention research, our departmental research initiatives span topics related to communication and education on nutrition-related diseases, epidemiological and population science, food behaviors, gerontology and maternal/child development, the role of vitamins and supplements, and a broad array of related areas of interest.